Clan International opens North-East depot in Killingholme
New location offers port-centric services to strategic partners in Northern Europe.
Clan International Transport Services Ltd, a specialist in temperature controlled transport services in the UK and the EU, and part of the Fullers Group, has announced that it has opened a new depot.
Based in North Killingholme in North Lincolnshire, the new depot along with an increasing team of drivers, operational support and management staff was taken on by Clan in January after a fellow transport service provider decided to settle its liabilities and cease trading. Rather than let 35 years of knowledge and expertise languish, the Fullers Group decided that it would take on the management and employees under the Clan International name and seize the opportunity to replicate the services it provides in the south east.
Russell Cowley, Fullers Group Transport Managing Director comments, “Being strategically located a stone’s throw away from Dover, we could not ignore the potential to specialise in port-centric service offerings which suit an increasing number of our northern European strategic partners that face similar challenges in entering the UK as we do in entering Europe. The approach we have taken has become increasingly successful at Dover. So, when an opportunity arose to replicate this business model in close proximity to Associated British Ports’ four Humber Ports, we were eager to take it forward and are excited about the potential that it offers both Clan International and our partners.
“In recent years, the UK export market has evolved significantly and hauliers have had to navigate their way through several unique challenges such as the migrant refugee activity, the weakness of the pound, the well documented shortage of good quality drivers in the UK and now Brexit,” concludes Cowley. After experiencing these challenges first hand, the expansion is one of several steps that Clan International has taken to change its modus operandi in its UK based service offerings.